Today I wanted to share a recipe with you. Recently I’ve been wanting to do more baking, fall is coming and it’s one of my favorite things to do. Specifically I wanted to make banana bread, so I asked on Facebook and Twitter if anyone knew of or had a good recipe and I got quite a few responses. And the one I made is the first one I was sent, but I want to try out all the recommended recipes at some point. This recipe is from the Brown Eyed Baker, and I would definitely recommend it.
What you need:
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 medium ripe bananas, mashed. Should be about 1 1/3 cups, I had slightly larger bananas so it only took 3
1 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts
What you do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, this recipe makes two loaves, so grease and set aside two 8×4 loaf pans. Instead of greasing my pans I line them with parchment paper, and you’ll see why when I put in the picture, but make sure you even out the parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda and salt and set that aside. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, oil, eggs and the vanilla extract. Add the bananas and gently combine. My tip for mashing the bananas is to use a potato masher, it cuts the time in half and makes it easier and if it doesn’t get all the chunks run through it with a fork. Then add the flour mixture and stir until completely combined. And finally fold in the walnuts using a rubber spatula.
Divide the mixture evenly into the two pans and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until you can stick in a thin knife or toothpick and it comes out clean. It will be different with every oven, but it took mine the full 45 minutes. If your loaves start to get too dark on the edges before it’s done in the middle cover it with foil, I’ve done this with other recipes and it works like a charm. When you take them out of the oven let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.
I’m really happy with the way this turned out and it’s delicious, like I said make sure you flatten out all the sides of your parchment paper otherwise you get misshapen loaves.
That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys make this let me know and let me know what you think of it.
Until next time, enjoy your treats and have fun baking :).
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